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Nigeria

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

Date of Birth: 16/08/1951
Place of Birth: Katsina State, Nigeria
Died: 05/05/2010


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A useful deal in the Delta

South Korea's state-run Land and Housing Corporation is offering investments and technical cooperation in the oil-rich Niger Delta, a move that might help the ambitions of Seoul's energy companies and appeal to President Umaru Yar'Adua's efforts to win hearts and minds following his amnesty offer to Delta militants in October...


Yar'Adua's cardiac crisis encourages Abuja plotters

Every day Nigeria's feistier newspapers remind their readers how long - more than three weeks so far - that President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua has been out of Nigeria and receiving cardiac treatment at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Saudi Arabia...


Nigeria's succession: the candidates

Should President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua's health problems cause him to withdraw from office, a number of People's Democratic Party (PDP) notables are poised to ascend...


Big oil and small print

Shell's Chief Executive, Peter Voser, has visited President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Shell has promised to cooperate with the government's post-amnesty programme...


Abuja buys a Delta amnesty

5 million barrels per day, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua signed an amnesty on 25 October with the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)...


Remaking an old relationship

South Africa takes that place now but 22% of Franco-African trade is with Nigeria; in 2008, when President Umaru Yar'Adua visited Paris, Franco-Nigerian trade passed E4 bn...


After the boom, a purge

As those caught in Sanusi's net try to fight back using their political protectors, the stage is set for the most important battle of Umaru Musa Yar'Adua's presidency: if he backs Sanusi, then some of the key financiers of the ruling People's Democratic Party could fall from grace...


Islamists raise the stakes as they take on Yar'Adua

Although not directly related, the continuing crises in the most economically marginalised areas - the Niger Delta, where the oil industry has destroyed the local economy, and the north, where traditional agriculture is failing to sustain the people - mean that President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua is fighting a war on two fronts (AC Vol 50 No 14)...


Amnesty not honesty

This encouraged President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua's government to offer an amnesty to the militants which might cost some N50 bn...


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